As an Idaho provider, you play an important role in combating the opioid epidemic. Find resources and information to support and inform clinical decision-making.
The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain highlights recommended actions that all prescribers can take to lower their patients’ risk of overdose.
The four focus areas in the guideline are:
- Determining whether or not to initiate opioids for pain
- Selecting opioids and determining opioid dosages
- Deciding duration of initial opioid prescription and conducting follow-up
- Assessing risk and addressing potential harms of opioid use. CDC developed the guideline using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) framework
To access the full CDC Prescribing Guideline, please visit the CDC website